|Greenhouse on my deck!|
|Inside the greenhouse last fall.|
Normally, MY gardening season is from the end of school (mid-June) to the beginning of school (now the last week in August). This is mainly because I have 3 children, and up until last year, we had various sports, programs, etc. (plus teaching!) on weeknights and weekends during the school year, and I just never got to the gardening before school let out. My oldest has now moved to DE (to teach music), my middle child just finished the first year of college, and my youngest is not involved in sports....this spring I finally had some free weekends and weeknights! So, with the addition of the greenhouse and fewer activities, my gardening season started in early April this year, with the germinating of seeds in the greenhouse.
|Inside the greenhouse now.|
The one plant that I have been absolutely thrilled with in the greenhouse is my lettuce! The seeds that I bought from Burpee are called "Little Caesar," and they have grown so beautifully (picture below) that I never bothered to move them to the garden. I have a new round germinating in the greenhouse, and I won't bother putting these plants in the garden either. It is just so handy to walk out to the deck and pick it for dinner!
|Romaine lettuce grown in the greenhouse.|
Eventually, I'd like to build a permanent greenhouse in the yard, but I'm not to that point yet.
Do you use any type of greenhouse?
Do you have any greenhouse or growing tips I could use?
Any favorite plants?
Any favorite books?
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